Katie is passionate about building effective teams and helping individuals become empowered, high-functioning leaders. For more than 20 years, she has worked with boards, leadership, and staff to develop strategic plans, to assess programs, and to implement initiatives. Katie has collaborated with numerous nonprofits, foundations and companies to create greater social impact. She has a knack for building consensus, facilitating innovative thinking, and for difficult conversations. Katie feels great purpose in coaching leaders to reach their performance potential and in creating workshops to improve teams’ productivity. Katie’s broad experience as a trained attorney, business development professional, and non-profit leader have given her practice with diverse teams and people, and she has an acute ability to observe and give specific feedback for action. Katie serves as a Fellow Coach for BetterUp®, a global coaching platform. She is also a Senior Staff Member for Outward Bound Professional® helping individuals challenge themselves and building teams through experiences.

Katie lives in Virginia with her trusty rescue lab, Sugar Magnolia (“Mags”) and they can regularly be seen hiking Shenandoah National Park.


  • BA – Business Administration, Boston University
  • MBA – Marymount University
  • JD – University of Richmond
  • MS – Organizational Dynamics, concentration in Executive Coaching, University of Pennsylvania

Certifications & Further Training

  • Licensed to practice law in NY, VA, and Washington, D.C.
  • DISC Certified Trainer
  • LIFO Process Communications Certified Master Trainer
  • MBTI Step I and II Certified Trainer
  • Accountability Circles Certified Trainer
  • Low and High Ropes Certified
  • Dan Coleman’s Emotional Intelligence Coaching Certification (1st Cohort member ’18-’19)


Reaching “Ah ha moments” with clients, teams, and organizational leadership that result in transformational shifts. Heading out to the mountains or out on the water to recharge.



Mary is an organization effectiveness expert with an unwavering belief that by building on strength, teams/ leaders/ organizations can overcome thorny issues, imagine and create vibrant futures, deal with tough situations, and be stronger for the process.


Gayle has more than two decades of experience serving as an internal and external consultant, coach and teacher. She has also held senior management positions with strategic planning, operations, and communications duties in the financial services sector.


Janice holds a PhD in Psychoeducational Processes with a focus in organization development. She has been a professor and student of leadership for thirty years. Her career reflects her purpose: the holistic development of employees and the organizations they serve.


Chris founded True Change Associates in 2015 after 20 years of working with academic institutions, corporations, and nonprofit organizations focusing on diversity and inclusion, equity and social justice, leadership development, and team building.